Sunday, July 24, 2005

Chris Woodhead writes in the
Sunday Times suggesting RE should be finished with:
"Let'’s stop pretending that every school can teach every child anything meaningful about religion. Let'’s scrap RE lessons."

The role of religion in school was in the news a few months ago with story of the girl wanting to wear Muslim dress (see this post).
So RE or no RE? I, like many youth workers, have done plenty of schools work over the years. For Christians RE represents a great opportunity for young people to meet real live Christians, and to present something of what we believe. On the other hand maybe RE done badly serves to inoculatete people to real faith.

article is sure to provoke a barrage of letters!


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